Here’s a surprising fact about Nietzsche: He’s actually really witty, with a keen sense of irony. Some favorite lines so far:
When virtue has slept, she will get up more refreshed.
The poet presents his thoughts festively, on the carriage of rhythm: usually because they could not walk.
On party members:
Whoever thinks much is not suitable as a party member: he soon thinks himself right through the party.
Granted it’s not Mark Twain or Oscar Wilde, but not bad for a gloomy German philosopher.